Rory Sewell

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Venture Capital, Pitching, and Business Love

At an annual meeting of venture capitalists, a Morgan Stanley managing director gave five tips on how to pitch him. They're helpful for anyone making a big ask.<p>Get over yourself. Be nice.<p>That was just some of the advice venture capitalists got at the last session of the National Venture Capital …

3 Pillars of Valuation

EBITDA multiples for your industry don't tell you much about what your particular company might be worth. Here's how to get a better idea -- and a better deal.<p>The other day, an entrepreneur friend called me in frustration. He’d been trying to figure out what his company might be worth, and the best …

Investing

How Real People Make It Big

Forget shiny objects and distractions. How people who grew up with nothing, people like you and me, build big-time success.<p>There's way too much focus on amorphous concepts like leadership and entrepreneurship these days. If you spend enough time around successful executives and entrepreneurs, you …

Can Your Employees Push Back?

Are your employees afraid to disagree with you? Here's how to help them stand up for their opinions.<p>As the CEO of my online marketing company VerticalResponse, I'm actively involved in the day-to-day and right now I've got 12 direct reports. They span from coordinators to SVP level so I'm dealing …

Employment

Start Building Confidence in Yourself Without Trying to Be Perfect

<b>“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” ~James Allen</b><p>I know now that I don’t have to be …

Self-Reflection

TWENTY THINGS THAT PARENTS SHOULD TEACH THEIR CHILD:

TWENTY THINGS THAT PARENTS SHOULD TEACH THEIR CHILD:<p>1. Play a sport.<br>It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.<p>2. It is better to be kind than to be right.<p>3. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it someday.<p>4. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.<p>5. Pray and be a spiritual …

10 Good Reminders for Stressful Times

• <b>Happiness is never constant, and it’s not supposed to be.</b> – You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. To believe …